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Why is the Classical Slav played so rarely?
I wonder why the classical Slav is played so rarely nowadays. It seems to me a perfectly reasonable choice against 1.d4 very solid and providing counter-chances as well. The number of games played in ...

Started 10/25/14 at 09:50:58 by tapchess
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By: Pingudon
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winawer gambit
what is current feeling on d4 d5 c4 c6 nc3 e5???

Started 05/06/05 at 17:02:08 by eric moskow (Guest)
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By: Jupp53
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I play the 4.Qc2 Slav according to "Wojo's Weapons". Do you know if there is any other (white repertoire) book or article that advocates this move?

Started 04/22/17 at 10:38:02 by TD
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By: TD
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Getting into Slav via 1. ... Nf6
Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong forum; this forum seemed like a better fit than d-pawn specials.
One often sees players getting into the QGD via 1. ... Nf6, 2. ... e6, and 3. ... d5....

Started 09/09/09 at 06:35:52 by Jeffrey
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By: Straggler
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Slav 4... Qb6
Hi, could anyone advise me a book or a survey about this line of the Slav: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Cf3 Cf6 4. Cc3 Db6. Kamsky used to play it, but I could not find anything about it, not even a name (Suc...

Started 12/16/16 at 20:17:59 by nocteus
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By: nocteus
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Classical Slav Repertoire Book Options
Hello everybody,
I plan to return playing tournament chess after giving a few years break.
I will play main line Slav against 1.d4. Previously I was studying James Vigus's Play The Slav book...

Started 11/25/16 at 10:57:36 by Kubi
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By: Kubi
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....e5 or c5 break?
What is usually the best break in slav, e5 or c5? Which one give more winning chances...

Started 04/29/16 at 20:31:55 by Tibor
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By: ErictheRed
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Die Slawische Verteidigung
Hello, does anybody of you guys (or girls) have "Die Slawische Verteidigung - Ein modernes Repertoire" von  Martin Breutigam, a ChessBase DVD?
Comments? Index of variations?

Started 10/06/15 at 18:49:04 by TD
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By: BlackBeauty
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Exchange Slav recommendations
I have the (old) book "The Exchange Variation of the Slav" by Silman and Donaldson. It's no surprise that Black has various routes to equality in almost all lines. I'm just trying to pick out...

Started 12/01/15 at 16:49:00 by kevinludwig
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By: kylemeister
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D12 Slow Slav
I would appreciate any resource (book, magazine or online) references with up-to-date material, especially form White perspective, of D12 Slow Slav (4 e3, Bf5).
Thanks, CMA

Started 09/26/15 at 03:23:54 by cma6
4 3326 Last Post 09/27/15 at 02:40:36
By: cma6
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Hector's big move in the Main Line Slav
Advertised in the latest New In Chess Yearbook. What's it all about then?

Started 01/17/10 at 12:15:02 by Justinhorton
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By: CarriedbyGg
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Nf3 Exchange Slav: should I choose this opening?
I’m thinking about picking the Nf3 Exchange Slav as my answer to the Slav.
I start with 1. Nf3, so if I choose the Exchange Slav I will need to play the old main line (1. d4 d5 2. c4 ...

Started 07/09/15 at 20:52:44 by Marc Benford
4 2891 Last Post 07/24/15 at 17:47:31
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Slow Slav : 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 a6!?
In the Slow Slav, after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, is the move 4... a6 playable for Black?
If White answers with 5. Nc3, we transpose into the Chebanenko/Chameleon.
So p...

Started 12/13/14 at 05:35:22 by Marc Benford
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By: TN
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Choose between 7...Dc7 and 7...Sb6 in Slaw
I never could find a definite answer between what the difference is theoretically between 7...Dc7 or 7...Sb6 in this position:

Started 04/10/15 at 21:06:29 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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By: fling
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books and sources on the slav with 7...Sb6
I want to learn the following variation:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Nb6 *
Sources, which I considered to buy:

Sakaev: "the complete Sl...

Started 02/19/15 at 21:45:39 by 986
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By: fling
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Poll: Best way to generate winning chances in slow slav
What is the easiest way to generate winning chances as black in the slow slav? e6 is the favorite at the correspondence level, but it seems to lead to many slightly worse endings. 4...Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6. ...

Started 11/18/14 at 22:41:38 by gauss
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By: gauss
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Possible line for future ChessPub coverage

Lately this 12...g5 move seems to be the latest attempt to bri...

Started 09/22/14 at 00:53:31 by Seth_Xoma
5 3439 Last Post 10/15/14 at 21:48:13
By: Seth_Xoma
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D15 - Slav with 5.e3
I looked at the Chesspub guides and the games, and I can't find anything on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5. Did I miss something or has it really not been covered?

Started 01/11/12 at 22:54:27 by fling
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By: fling
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Exchange Slav
Hi all, well I am looking for something to play against the slav and was thinking of the exchange slav. Any book or videos out there that are worth a look? Is the exchange slav a good try? Thanks.

Started 09/10/14 at 20:00:34 by Darthmambo
8 4883 Last Post 09/12/14 at 20:09:17
By: barnaby
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Slav - Exchange variation
As I am currently trying to adjust my repertoire against the Exchange Slav, I had a look at the game Cramling-Blomqvist and couldn't find anything on this in Avrukh's GM17. And it is not mentioned in ...

Started 07/25/14 at 09:41:12 by fling
8 4308 Last Post 07/28/14 at 19:09:00
By: TD
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